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City of Burien

Council Position No. 1

Martin Barrett

Martin Barrett

PO BOX 1228


(206) 431-2823


Education: Bachelor's in Business Administration, Seattle Pacific University
Occupation: Co-Founder, Sozo Gifts

I moved to Burien 26 years ago with my wife to raise our family.

Starting a business in Burien, we delighted in the diversity of the local business community. I’m running for office because the actions of the current council are crippling the vitality of our neighborhoods and the business core.

 It’s the responsibility of the City Council, Planning and Economic Commissions to provide clean, safe neighborhoods for all residents. We must provide the necessary law enforcement, mental health, and addiction counseling required for a safe city. The residents of Burien deserve a positive outcome to the homeless crisis. The answer isn’t creating a homeless warehouse (DESC) nor unsupervised mental or criminal halfway houses (ESF’s) in every neighborhood. We need solutions that restore all people as contributing community members. With your vote, we can restore the optimism that has been true of this community and build a better future together.    

Hugo Garcia

Hugo Garcia

PO Box 66101

Burien, WA 98146

(206) 627-0310

Education: Highline School District Graduate - Evergreen High School - Cascade Middle School - Shorewood Elementary
Occupation: Economic Development Manager, King County Government, Department of Local Services

Burien is a community that opens its arms to residents of all cultures. It’s a place that supports and loves local businesses. A place that shows you can have the values of a small town, without sacrificing our policies that protect the most vulnerable in our communities. I’ve been proud to serve on the Burien Planning and Small Business Commissions and am asking for your vote for city council.


As a council member, I will focus on ensuring a pandemic recovery that centers small businesses, public safety for all, and housing solutions for working families. My professional background brings business and economic development expertise to our city government and my passion for our community will help guide my decision-making. I humbly ask for your vote to help make that happen.


Endorsements: King County Democrats, 33 & 34 LD Democrats, MLK Labor, Highline Education Association, Laborers 242, Teamsters, and UFCW 21

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